As part of the Marvel Legacy event, a brand new Spirits of Vengeance ongoing series will launch under the guidance of writer Victor Gischler, artist David Baldeon and cover artist Mark Texeira. According to Nerdist, fan-favorite character Johnny Blaze is set to lead the new series alongside Daimon Hellstrom, Satana, Blade the Daywalker and more.
While those four magic-based characters will make up the core team, Gischler does have new characters who are set to play large roles in the series, although he can’t divulge much information about who they are and what purpose they’ll serve at this time. Nevertheless, the writer did tease a character he created specifically for the comic.
“There’s a particular character I’ve invented for this book and I’m dying to [see] what David has come up with for the character’s look. And it’s the sort of character that needs to be in a book like this,” he shared, then added, “Who knows who we might see in the future?”
As for fans of the original 1990s series, Gischler said they’re aiming to preserve the “vibe” of the original series. However, that won’t stop them from looking ahead, rather than backwards. Those unfamiliar with these characters will be able to jump into the first issue and still enjoy the ride, while those that have been fans of these characters for some time will be able to take pleasure in the return of both these characters and the Spirits of Vengeance title.
“For me it’s pretty simple,” he said. “I think these are great characters that need to be showcased. If the book feeds an appetite for 90s nostalgia then great, but you’re not going to be left out if you missed the 90s. If these characters are brand new to you, you’re still in for a wild ride.”
Legacy kicks off in September with Marvel Legacy #1, a 50-page one-shot from writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic. The one-shot promises to tell the “startling origin of the Marvel Universe” and underscore how “it’s all connected.” The issue will also introduce the Avengers of 1,000,000 B.C.
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